Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Highest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

Lowest Rated: 13% Lost & Found (1999)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1941

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

An immensely talented singer-songwriter, Neil Diamond first penned hits like "I'm a Believer" for The Monkees as a Brill Building songwriter before scoring big with his own self-penned hits like "Solitary Man," "Cherry, Cherry," "Kentucky Woman," "Sweet Caroline," "Holly Holy" and "I Am I Said." A 1970s musical phenomenon, he hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts three times with "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and his duet with Barbra Streisand, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." On the Hollywood front, he won a Grammy for writing the soundtrack for "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (1973), and starred in "The Jazz Singer" (1980), whose soundtrack spawned the massive pop hits "Love on the Rocks," "Hello Again" and "America." Despite his unquestionable chops for writing enduringly popular, catchy songs, Diamond was often perceived as a little cheesy throughout the years. Time ultimately validated him, however, when acts like UB40 covered his "Red Red Wine," and director Quentin Tarantino scored a pivotal "Pulp Fiction" (1994) scene to Urge Overkill's cover of his "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon." Lovingly parodied by Will Ferrell on "Saturday Night Live' (NBC, 1975- ) and in "Saving Silverman" (2001), Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 and the next year won a Kennedy Center Honor. Guilty pleasure or not, Neil Diamond was a world-class singer-songwriter who crafted many of the world's most popular and enduring songs.

Highest rated movies

The Jazz Singer




19% 51% Saving Silverman Self $19.4M 2001
13% 28% Lost & Found Non-Original Music $6.5M 1999
19% 69% The Jazz Singer Yussel Rabinovitch (Character),
Original Songs
- 1980
98% 94% The Last Waltz Self,
Original Songs
$322K 1978


No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2018 2008
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
2016 2014 2010-2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Music Performer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Music Performer,
68% No Score Yet American Idol Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock Legends Music Performer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Neil Diamond (Guest Star) 1967


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